The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2016

United Kingdom

11 September 2016

The UK enforcement agencies The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for the national enforcement of general competition law (antitrust) – specifically, the prohibitions of anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) – as well as the investigation of mergers and undertaking market-wide competition investigations under the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02). The CMA is also the primary prosecutor in criminal cartel matters and determines certain regulatory appeals from sectoral regulators.